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Re: Bush in front garden

Message from Lisa Jackson

In forum: Identify a plant

Thank you for your replies! Having smelled it it's now very clearly a lavender! I'm going to have a go at cutting it back for the time being at least. Appreciate your advice!

  • Posted: Wed. 31st March 2021 11:49

Re: Bush in front garden

Message from Simon Hickmott

In forum: Identify a plant

It's Lavender alright, and a perfectly healthy one. It's just gone the way lavenders do if left to their own devices, which is to grow rangy and unkempt and full of dead bits. It's usual to clip lavender hard back after flowering in late summer to keep it trim, but the time will come when its youthful good looks will flee (often after just three years, no matter what you do with it) and that's the time to replant. Me, I think lavender is a fairly poor garden plant, needs a lot of work for it to look even half-decent.

  • Posted: Tue. 30th March 2021 19:00

Re: Bush in front garden

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Lisa, are the foliage and flower heads aromatic? If you rub them between your fingers do they have a scent?

It looks dead .. or almost dead form of 'Lavender'.

Hope that helps?

  • Posted: Tue. 30th March 2021 13:10

Bush in front garden

Comment from Lisa Jackson

In forum: Identify a plant

Hello! Please can you help me to identify this bush? It was very overgrown when I first moved in so I have trimmed some.of it, but am wondering if I ought to also trim the dry parts at the top to allow it to grow properly. I did wonder if it was a lavender, largely due to the tall stems. Any help would be much appreciated!

  • Posted: Tue. 30th March 2021 11:25

Re: What are these white insects?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Pests and diseases

Hi Anne, some helpful suggestions from our community:

"They are called Mealy bugs n coz lot of harm to plants and leaves. Best way to keep them away is plant Lavender, Marigold, Lemon grass around your garden which will attract Lady birds who love eating these pests. Also attract honey bees as well.Lady birds are needed to kill them"

"Mealybugs, hard to control, I remove the most infected leaves and I squash the others, could try jet of water using a hose. Check the stems as well."

Hope this helps?

  • Posted: Sun. 19th July 2020 08:43

Re: plant name - Perovskia

Message from Richard Heath

In forum: Identify a plant

It's perovskia, common name Russian sage. Smells a bit like lavender, as well as looking like it. Be warned: it spreads very readily and is difficult to get rid of - I have been trying to remove a large clump for a couple of years, but it keeps growing back from the extensive roots. Of course you may like it, but you may need to keep it in check!

  • Posted: Sun. 12th July 2020 12:50

Re: Mauve flowered plant

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Lorna, some good replies on social media:

"Limonium, Sea Lavender. Probably Limonium latifolium"

"Limonium au centre de la photo" translates to "Limonium in the center of the photo"

Hope that helps?
Cheers, Nicola

  • Posted: Sat. 20th July 2019 16:47

Re: Re: Another Salvia?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Another (same) suggestion from our social media:

"Perovskia atriplicifolia or Russian Sage (not technically a sage?). Love this plant, the smell as you brush past. Bees love it too, more popular than lavender in my garden."

  • Posted: Wed. 17th July 2019 12:38

Re: Help identifying this plant/herb

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Could it be an unusual variety of lavender?

  • Posted: Wed. 19th September 2018 21:09

Re: Help identifying this plant/herb

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Could it be an unusual variety of lavender?

  • Posted: Wed. 19th September 2018 21:09

This plant had become invasive and is smothering other plants around it. The soil in the bd is very heavy clay and difficult to dig in after the wet winter.

Comment from Angela Shackleton

In forum: Hypericum calycinum

This plant has become invasive and is smothering other plants around it, these are mostly small bushes...cistus, lavenders, curry plant, cotoneaster. The soil in the sloping bed is very heavy clay, still holding winter wetness,and our attempts to dig out the plant have been backbreaking. Any advice on methods of removal of the Hypericum calycinum would be greatly appreciated.
Regards, Angela

  • Posted: Sun. 13th May 2018 08:14

Re: Re: Hedge- help to identify and treat please

Message from pauline

In forum: Identify a plant

Sorry, Elaine, it's inaccurate to say that lavender and heathers don't regenerate if cut hard back. I have several specimens of both which became so overgrown I cut them down to a few inches of the ground and they came back with a vengeance! I agree it could be risky if you do it at the wrong time of year.

  • Posted: Wed. 14th March 2018 16:57

Re: Hedge- help to identify and treat please

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Look likes a conifer of some sort, is it a thuya?what I see, is that someone has brutalized the hedge, you can do that to broad leaved evergreens like boxwood etc. the only conifer that takes cutting into old wood is Yew, no other conifer I know gets new shoots from old wood, which I see. I recommend fertilizing it and seeing if that helps. Never cut into old wood of conifers, lavender and heather, they do not re-generate.

  • Posted: Tue. 13th March 2018 14:40

Re: Can you identify this type of Hebe?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Google hebes lavender pictures and see if you can put a name to the face.

  • Posted: Wed. 7th February 2018 14:09

pruning

Question from lynn bayes

In forum: General

when can I prune my large rosemary and lavender bushes, the bees are still on the lavender?

  • Posted: Tue. 1st August 2017 11:26

Re: Mystery Climber

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

I am familiar with the rambler called Vielchen bleu, it has no thorns, is lavender in color and is sweetly fragrant.

  • Posted: Thu. 20th July 2017 20:09

Re: Who knows what these plants are?

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Taller red thing at back = photinia - I think they would cope anywhere
Smaller green things cut into balls = probably hebe of some sort. They will also cope
Alliums - maybe christophii? - I don't know if they need a bit more light.
Lavender - prefers a bit of sun
Blue fescue (grass) would probably be ok in a shadier spot - but look it up.
The others are too blurry or not disintictive enough to be sure.

  • Posted: Thu. 6th July 2017 06:06

Re: Re: what is this & how do i propogate it please

Message from becky jennings

In forum: Identify a plant

spot on Thomas.....that is it. i thought i'd be able to take cuttings but it has all gone very woody & leggy like lavender & rosemary do but will have a go......thanks

  • Posted: Tue. 11th April 2017 23:42

Re: Re: what is this & how do i propogate it please

Message from becky jennings

In forum: Identify a plant

spot on Thomas.....that is it. i thought i'd be able to take cuttings but it has all gone very woody & leggy like lavender & rosemary do but will have a go......thanks

  • Posted: Tue. 11th April 2017 23:42

Can Anouk Lavendar be used in tea, cooking, oils, etc

Question from Ken

In forum: Edible gardening

I intended to purchase English Lavender plants with the intention of harvesting the lavender for tea, to distill essential oils from, and use as an air freshener. The person that went to pick them up for me got Anouk Lavender instead. I'm wondering if I should return them & get English Lavender or just plant what I have?

  • Posted: Fri. 29th April 2016 00:57